From January 20-22, 2019 Business France will be hosting two national pavilions at Intersec Dubai, the largest international meeting platform for the Security and Safety industry. INTERSEC is indeed a unique platform for companies looking to expand in the Middle East and Africa markets.
Middle Eastern countries are particularly attractive markets for the security sector and are expected to grow by about 10% per year over the period 2018-2022. A strong, efficient French industrial presence is set to be part of the show with 18 French experts gathered on the French pavilion.
Home to security specialist companies
French security sector represents a turnover of 29 billion euros (CoFIS 2016 data), split between physical equipment and platforms (10.8 billion euros), electronic and digital products (12.5 billion euros), cybersecurity products and services (5.7 billion euros). The industrial heart represents 151,000 jobs, 4,000 companies, 50% of which export their products.
The sector is home to a large number of SMEs and middle-market companies in highly-specialised sectors such as digital securityThe sector is home to a number of major corporations, undisputed leaders in their sectors, along with a large number of SMEs and middle-market companies in highly-specialised sectors such as digital security, anti-fraud, communication, connected objects, video-surveillance, detection, firefighting, protection equipment and specialist vehicles.
Export sales of 13 billion euros
French security industries are part of a very crucial, high added value sector with technical skills recognised abroad and are among the most efficient in terms of exports. For instance, export sales for the industrial security sector, which includes 13 French multinational companies, amount to 13 billion euros.
France offers, in particular:
- Strong leadership in the area of skills that range from mathematics and algorithms, to imaging software, identification and cybersecurity, etc.
- Innovation and initiative-taking abilities, research and a network of cutting-edge laboratories.
- Outstanding engineering skills and industrial processes stemming from the worlds of defence (radar, integration, etc.) and digital technology (biometrics, smart cards, etc.)